Battle High School Special Section

SPECIAL SECTION: Dawn breaks on Battle High

The sun rises behind Battle High School.

The Missourian took an in-depth look at the new high school and heard from students, teachers and administrators about their hopes for the school.

New name, new identity for Columbia students when Battle High opens

As fall ushers in a new school year, Columbia students will have a new name to use as an identity: Muriel Williams Battle High School.


PHOTO GALLERY: Construction of Battle High School

Freshmen, sophomore and junior classes will occupy the building in August.

Battle High School students can expect to receive iPads Minis

Battle High School is piloting a new technology initiative for Columbia Public Schools, which plans to provide an iPad Mini to every student.

Battle teachers talk about building their programs

The department heads of Battle High School are beyond the dreaming stage. They are actively shaping their niche in educating future Battle students.

Eliot Battle talks about his wife and her accomplishments

Eliot Battle and his wife, Muriel, for whom the new high school is named, worked to help ease the tensions from school desegregation.

Steve Weaver, president of the Spartan Alliance, discusses plans for organization

Battle High School opted for a parent-teacher-student organization to make sure all the funds go to benefiting the school.

Q&A: Battle High School teachers bring variety of experiences to new school

About 90 percent of the Battle staff had been hired as of April 12. Learn more about the teachers and faculty for the school and where they've come from.

FROM READERS: Memories of Muriel Battle

Muriel Battle's colleagues from over the years talk about what her legacy meant to them and the Columbia Public Schools.

Q&A: Battle High School principal and administrators discuss school's future

Principal Kim Presko and other administrators talk about their plans for the new school.

Q&A: Battle High School coaches discuss plans for new teams

The new Battle High School coaches talk about the programs and culture they are trying to establish when the school opens.

Q&A: Department heads at Battle share hopes for school

The department heads that have been hired for Battle High School answer questions about curriculum, classrooms and the school.

Addition of new school prompts changes in school boundaries, structure

The opening of Battle High School means a change in the boundaries at the high school level and a change in the structure of middle and junior high schools.

Future Battle students look ahead to attending new high school

Incoming Battle High School students toured the new school in April. Many are described as The school is set to open June 3.

TIMELINE: A look at the history of Columbia's schools and the building of Battle

A look at events of Columbia Public School District.

EBOOK: Dawn breaks on Battle High School

A downloadable PDF of the Missourian's special section on the opening of Battle High School. The school officially opens June 3 for summer school.

Battle area to see more traffic and development

New roads in the area around the high school are planned to help relieve the congestion, and homeowners there may see a silver lining in the coming years with increased property values.